WWI Memorial Dedication – Aug. 13, 1922

The World War Memorial at its present location on the courthouse grounds

          The dedication of the World War I soldiers’ memorial took place on Sunday, August 13, 1922. The memorial stone replaced a temporary monument which had been erected at the intersection of Elk and River Streets in 1919.

          The granite obelisk was ordered from New Hampshire at a cost of $2000, with $1000 being appropriated by the county and $750 being donated by the city of Manistique. The remaining $250 was raised by the Manistique Women’s Club through small donations given by local citizens. Read More...

America’s Entry into World War I – April 1917

World War I veterans Scott Creighton (left ) and Alex Creighton (right)

World War I veterans Scott Creighton (left ) and Alex Creighton (right)

           April, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. Many of Schoolcraft County’s young men answered their country’s call to defend freedom abroad, and 27 of them made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefields of France. The Schoolcraft County Historical Society would like to honor the memory of those soldiers who served in the Great War, and especially those who sacrificed their lives for freedom, through a public display of their photos and biographical information. We are asking the public for their assistance in obtaining photos of the World War I soldiers from Schoolcraft County who lost their lives in the “war to end all wars.” We would also welcome photos of others who served. If you have a photo, letters or newspaper clippings concerning these soldiers, please contact the historical society by using the Contact Us tab at the top of this page, or write us at P.O. Box 284, Manistique. We would like to scan copies of those photos so they could be included in the exhibit. Read More...

Armistice Day 1921

Mike Udell and Everett McCormick, 1917

Mike Udell and Everett McCormick, 1917

Source: Manistique Pioneer Tribune, November 17, 1921, p.1.


  The third anniversary of the armistice which ended the world war, November 11, 1918, was celebrated in Manistique last Friday by the presence of nearly three hundred ex-service men.

   The parade started shortly after one o’clock with over one hundred men in line. It was headed by the Legion band and made a very smart appearance as it followed the line of march to the Westside and back.

   The great feature of the day was the six-thirty banquet given to three hundred ex-service men, including many of their families. The luncheon, served at the gymnasium was an elaborate affair and required the assistance of nearly one hundred aides. Read More...